Elgin Man Arrested in Woodstock for Post-Harvard Wedding Broken Beer Bottle Assault

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department: Aggravated Battery Arrest On Friday evening, July 7th, 2017 at 11:50 pm, patrol officers from the Woodstock Police Department responded to the Best Western Woodstock Inn, located at 990 Lake Ave. Woodstock, … Continue reading

Steve Stanek Fills Folks In on Local TIFs

The op-ed piece, originally published in the Northwest Herald, is published here with the permission of author Steve Stanek: McHenry’s Steve Stanek’s Take on Tax Increment Financing Districts The Huntley Outlet Center was supposed to send a flow of tax … Continue reading

14-Year Old Arrested for Social Media Harrassment

FFrom the Harvard Police Department: HARASSMENT / AGGRAVATED BATTERY On 04-18-17 Harvard Police received a complaint regarding harassment on social media. As a result of the investigation on 04-19-17 at 1031 hrs, a Harvard Youth (f-14 yoa) was arrested for one count … Continue reading

LITH Man Killed in Route 23 Crash South of Harvard

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash A 22-year-old male was pronounced dead and a 23-year-old female was in critical condition following a traffic crash involving a pickup truck and passenger car in … Continue reading

McHenry County Taxpayers Owe Over $130 Million for Underfunded Police and Fire Pensions…as of Two Years Ago

Commenter Mark has laid out all of the municipal police and fire pension fund money owed by McHenry County taxpayers. Let’s review police and fire pension funding status in McHenry County. Remember, Jack Franks says he has a plan to … Continue reading

Harvard Dog Treat Company Expanding

The Harvard Economic Development reports that Harvest Ovens will undergo a major expansion. “Pedigree Ovens manufactures private label all-natural gourmet pet treats in a human-grade environment and distributes  them to companies and consumers across North America through its Harvard-based sales operation, The Pound Bakery,” its … Continue reading

Mayors Endorsing Jack Franks

Just thought you’d like to know the mayors and village presidents who have endorsed Jack Franks as of 7-12-16: City of Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan City of McHenry Mayor Susan Low City of Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Village of Algonquin … Continue reading

Traffic Ticket Discrimination Against Out-of-Towners Everywhere, But Crystal Lake and

The Chicago Tribune released results of a study of traffic ticket data that shows whether police departments discriminate in favor of their own residents. In the towns studied in McHenry County Crystal Lake and Harvard stood out as being even-handed. … Continue reading

Harvard Re-Cycling Saturday

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: DEFENDERS’ RECYCLING DRIVE – Harvard, June 11th Recycling Drive accepts TVs, fluorescent tubes, electronics, Styrofoam™, more! WOODSTOCK – On Saturday, June 11th, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County (EDMC) will conduct … Continue reading